"Thank you for all your hard work that went into getting my house sold. I am relieved that the short sale is finally finished!"
- P.K., Elgin
'Lyn Stepped Up'
"After living alone with my 4 year old as a widower for the previous two years, I realized I had to relocate to be with friends and family and needed to sell the house. That's when Lyn stepped in, and then "stepped up" over and over again:
When my house needed some tidying up and I wasn't able to be there to do it, Lyn found someone to get it taken care of.
When my house needed emergency plumbing because the Chicago-land winter made my pipes burst not once, but TWICE, Lyn got it taken care of without flinching.
When I was on the edge of foreclosure because my lender appeared to be stonewalling (actually causing multiple buyers to back out because of time lag) Lyn went above and beyond and found ways to get the process escalated and keep it on-track.
Lyn seemed to have a magical ability that attracted interested buyers within days of my house entering the market as well as every time it re-entered the market (due to buyers financing problems or my lender's inaction).
When my lawyers of several years suddenly ceased representing me (they chose to slink away rather doing the honorable thing and represent me -- which would have required actual EFFORT on their part), Lyn was able to get me in touch with a new lawyer and a title company who stuck with me until the deal was completed.
I cannot endorse Lyn highly enough and I am truly indebted to her for all the blood, sweat, and tears she put into successfully getting my house sold."
- J.F, formerly of Schaumburg now in Michigan
'Extremely Patient ....'
"I just wanted to take a few minutes to thank you for helping me find and purchase a home. You made everything SO easy and smooth for me. From day one, you made it your goal to help me find what I was looking for, constantly e-mailing properties that you felt matched what I wanted (and they did!), always going out of your way to make sure I had all the information, setting up appointments on short notice and just providing the friendly service that is often hard to find these days. You were extremely patient, always smiling and willing to help in any way possible. No matter what the obstacle was you found a way around it!! You were not pushy to get the sale and always looked out for my best interest. Anytime I or anyone I talk to is in need of buying or selling a house, I'm DEFINITELY sending them to you."
- R.R., Schaumburg
'Had a marketing plan ...'
"After going through two other agents & our home still on the market after 4 months with no offers I changed agents and listed with Lyn Sims. I couldn't have been more pleased. She offered expert advise as to how to make my home more marketable in a stagnant economy. I immediately started seeing more movement and the showings started to roll in. Just like it was suppose to be! Lyn kept in constant contact with me via phone and email, I knew at all times what was going on with my home and who was viewing it. At no time did I feel like I had to do Lyn's job for her, her professionalism and aggressive marketing approach took my worries away. There's alot of competition out there and Lyn made my home compete amongst the best. And I truly thank her for it. Within a few months after listing with Lyn we sold our home and are now building a home in PA. Thank you again Lyn for helping us."
- G.H. & J.H., now in Milton, PA
'First Time Seller'
"Lyn was recommended to me by one of her previously very satisfied sellers. I was a first time seller and Lyn helped me very much. As has been stated in other blogs, she was very open and honest as to what was needed to be done to ready my house for the market. She listened to my ideas and I followed her advice on what had been tried before and worked. In this "poor" selling market that we are in, she was correct almost to the exact time frame that my house would be sold by. I am moving out of state, but if I wasn't, I would be using Lyn again in the future."
- P.B., formerly of Hoffman Estates now in Florida
"Having put two homes on the market in what is possibly the worst home sales market in recent history, Lyn showed tremendous creativity in the entire sales process for my homes. She advised me prior to marketing my homes as to what would be needed to make the homes attractive for sale. Throughout the process she showed extraordinary knowledge in my target market. Lyn was very open and honest in realizing my expectations. She was always available for strategic discussions and easing my anxiety. I would highly recommend Lyn as your real estate agent. If you're willing to follow her advise, you won't be disappointed."
- E.K., formerly of Hoffman Estates and Bloomingdale
"I have worked with Lyn over the last 17 years. She has been and continues to be a great agent. She has helped me with multiple sales and purchases since 1994. She has been there every step of the way. Great results with high integrity - I would never hesitate to recommend her!"
- R.S., currently in Bartlett
"Lyn, thank you for your dedication and hard work in making our dream of owning a home finally a reality! Buying a foreclosure was very difficult and nerve-racking (and he isn't kidding). The bank and its broker were very difficult to work with but you came through for us with your experience and dedication. My wife and I love our new home thanks to you. I would definitely recommend you if someone I know needs a good and competent real estate agent. Thanks again!"
- J.R., Elgin
"Lyn is a 'can do' person that makes you feel good about the whole process of selling your home. From the very beginning we felt so comfortable with her and had great confidence in her experience and knowledge of the market. After our first meeting with her, we knew she was the agent for us. She guided us through the whole process with helping us with presentation and never letting us loose hope, even in these difficult times with the market. She was always coming up with fresh, new, and innovative marketing techniques to stimulate interest and market our place. She always kept you well informed on what was happening in our area with updates on listings and sales.
You could not ask for a more knowledgeable, and dedicated agent than Lyn Sims. You always knew she was there for you with good advice and the knowledge that she was always looking out for your best interest. When we had a problem, she was the one we knew if we called her, she would come up with a very workable solution. We have now closed, but we will always value her professionalism and friendship and would recommend her to all our friends."
- J.B. and S.B., formerly of Schaumburg
"I would recommend using Lyn Sims as your real estate purchasing agent. Lyn helped me purchase a foreclosed condo and I was very pleased with the service she provided me. Lyn had experience and knowledge of the foreclosure process and made the process much easier than it could have been. There was twists and turns through the whole process and Lyn dealt with each issue like a true professional. The condo association was tough to deal with but Lyn was diligent about getting the information that we needed. I also used and highly recommend the attorney that Lyn recommended, Steve; he was a great service as well. I couldn't be happier with my new home and wouldn't have been able to do it without Lyn's help."
- D.C., Cool Condo in Lisle with the pond view
"First of all, Lyn, I want to thank you for the excellent service you provided in getting my coach home sold. You're fantastic! With the real estate market the way it is now, I'm still elated that things worked out so well. And, rest assured -- if I ever become aware of someone seeking the services of a good real estate agent, you will receive my heartiest recommendation."
- J.P., formerly of Schaumburg, now in Bartlett
'Beyond the Call'
"Lyn went beyond the call of duty and got my home sold and closed in this tough market!"
- L.H., Schaumburg
"I chose Lyn because she was the neighborhood expert and I had used another out of area broker previously with no success!"
- M.K. and N.K., formerly of Hanover Park IL
"She proved to be knowledgeable and professional every step of the way. She gave expert advice and kept me continually informed!"
- G.R., Schaumburg
"You want your house sold? Lyn's the person to call there's no messing around, no internet razzle-dazzle that she can't do, give her the job and it's done!"
- T.B., Schaumburg
"Purchasing my first home was very exciting for me and I appreciate you being there to guide me through. Thanks so much for all your help!"
- C.D., Bloomingdale
"She is a hard working and aggressive agent! We would not hesitate to recommend her to others who are in the market to buy and sell a home!"
- P.G., Buffalo Grove
"As a home inspector, I have worked with Lyn for several years now. She has always handled herself in a very professional manner with her clients. It is obvious that Lyn works hard to build a strong rapport with her clients to ensure they find the home that is right for them. It has been a pleasure to work with Lyn and I would highly recommend her as a realtor."
- Ed Miehlke, Home Team Inspections
"I appreciated her cheerful, courteous disposition and perseverence in finding new ways to market my home!"
- P.H., Wilmette
'Shoulder to lean on .....'
"You've helped me in so many ways since I started my search for this home. I'll always recommend you to my friends!"
- J.D., Schaumburg
"Lyn's cooperation, resourcefulness & willingness to do whatever was necessary to overcome a variety of difficulties we encountered with our home sale was most appreciated!"
- M.K., Inverness